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This is a photo of private Arthur Camp who joined the RAMC to his bit for his country even tho he believed 'thou shalt not kill' even germans. He was wounded in the leg on the 6th august landing at suvla bay. he believed he would be all right if he followed the 'Colonel' ashore. the colonel was killed and arthur got a ball in the leg. He recovered in time to serve on the peninsula in time for the evacuation. He carved a pipe saying "suvla bay 1915 on it". He served on the western front, tending to wounded in non mans land and at forward dressing stations. At the battle of flers Courcellette on the somme (i believe) he followed a cavalry charge and found an 'officer' inside the rib cage of his horse. Arthur cleaned him up and carried him back to the aid post, believing him to be dead. When he got there, the officer jumped off his back shouting he'd gone blind. The doctor found that horse flesh had been forced behind his eye balls. The doctor cleaned him up as best he could and sent him back behind the lines with the diagnosis 'Conjunctivitis'. Arthur survived paschaendale and was a regular attendant at Toc H. He kept a strong religious conviction C oF E and refused all offers of promotion. There are two other pictures of the 33rd field ambulance in my possession but i need to scan them properly. One on the banks of the Suez Canal and one at the end of the war in france.

Submitted by: malcolm Camp

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      The Life on the Home Front Archive aims to build a comprehensive collection to all others to learn about items them may have from this important period in history.

      We are hoping to include photographs of memorabilia, copies of documents, newspaper clippings, postcards, photographs, letters and other ephemera which together will build a picture of the dramatic changed to life in Britain brought about by the Great War of 1914 - 1918.

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